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Mousa A. Alshanteer



Mousa Alshanteer focuses his practice on environmental and health care law, advising businesses and individuals in both sectors on how to remain compliant with state and federal laws.

My Practices

  • Mousa counsels businesses and local governments on a myriad of environmental and natural resource matters, including regulatory compliance, permitting, litigation and transactional matters.

  • Mousa represents clients in the health care industry on matters involving regulatory compliance, permitting, litigation and transactional matters.



University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2021, with honors, Chancellors' Scholar; Staff Member, North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology; Certificate of Merit in Advanced Legal Research; Eugene Gressman and Daniel H. Pollitt Oral Advocacy Award recipient

Duke University, B.A., 2016, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Sigma Alpha; Managing Editor, The Chronicle; Doris Stroupe Slane Trinity Scholar


North Carolina





A Current Regime of Uncertainty: Improving Assessments of Liability for Damages Caused by Artificial Intelligence, 21 N.C. J.L. & TECH. 27 (May 2020)

Professional & Civic

Professional & Civic Activities

Member, Duke University Muslim Alumni Association (2020 – Present)

Member, North Carolina Muslim Bar Association (2020 – Present)

About Me

In a previous life, I anticipated a fulfilling career in journalism—identifying potential issues that matter to the readership, assessing the varied implications of such issues and, throughout it all, carving space for my own, unique voice. I anticipated balancing the demands of each and every story at once, laboring to meet tight deadlines and, in the end, delivering thorough and distinctive results that gratified the readers I served.

As a high school student, I wrote a monthly column for my local newspaper, The High Point Enterprise. Throughout college, I saw my writings published statewide, in The Charlotte Observer, The Greensboro News and Record and The Raleigh News and Observer, among other publications.

As a third-year student, I served as the managing editor of The Chronicle, the independent daily newspaper at Duke University, and was tasked with managing the daily production process and supervising a staff of over 200 students, balancing an approximately 60-hour weekly commitment with the additional responsibilities I faced as a student.

In many ways, the practice of law is much of the same.

In fact, I felt a drawing to a legal career because of the strong similarities it shared with my past in journalism. A successful attorney is one who can thoroughly and realistically identify the issues faced by a client, assess the various potential solutions to such issues, and ultimately craft a distinctive solution that satisfies the client, all while simultaneously managing the attendant deadlines and demands of various other matters.

I still am very much passionate about reading and writing, albeit much more for self than for public consumption. Although a millennial now accustomed to quickly browsing mobile notifications for news headlines, I still appreciate the feeling of a freshly-printed newspaper in my hands and the accompanying aroma of morning coffee.

If I am not found learning about, or sometimes debating, the significant changes that have accompanied the environmental and healthcare fields, you can probably find me spending time with my family (my mother and father, my two younger brothers, my fiancé and her family, and our beloved Boxer-Labrador Retriever); fervently following Duke and Carolina athletics, especially basketball; working out; and spending time outdoors, usually by hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding, or swimming.

I look forward to getting to know you, just as you have gotten to know me, and look forward to furthering our professional relationship.

  • 6,120
    6,120 miles traversed by my mother and father from the Middle East over the Atlantic Ocean, leaving their family behind for the ultimate sacrifice of starting their own here in the United States
  • 20+
    20+ family recipes successfully passed down to me from my parents and grandparents, with many more still being learned
  • 100+
    100+ songs from the 60s, 70s, and 80s, whose lyrics I have fully memorized and am found confidently singing from time to time
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